My research and teaching interests
My research and teaching interest generally concern politics, governance, participation, communication, organization, and responsibility in relation to transnational environmental issues. I also study how political, regulatory, organizational, and discursive circumstances shape green consumerism and organized activism. In particular, I have studied the development and use of various kinds of tools, above all product labelling, developed for green and ethical consumption and for the responsible conduct of organizations. The kind of multi-stakeholder work in such standard development processes is something that I have found particularly intriguing to analyze theoretically and empirically. Moreover, how the social dimension of sustainable development link to environmental aspects is also among my key research interest. My research is not devoted to empirical investigations within just one specific sector. Rather, I think it is very valuable to conduct qualitative comparative case studies; thus I have made or taken part of case studies in a number of sectors, such as forestry, fishery, textiles, and food/agriculture. I am teaching primarily in courses on environmental politics, governance and qualitative methodology. Currently, I am co-secretary of the Research Committee Environment and Society (RC24) of the International Sociological Association.